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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano
stratovolcanoes 657 m / 2,155 ft
Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 30.44°N / 130.22°E
Current status: minor activity or eruption warning (3 out of 5)
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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano eruptions:
2015, 2014, 1980, 1976, 1974, 1973, 1972, 1968-69, 1966, 1945, 1933-34, 1932 (?), 1931, 1914, 1906-07 (?), 1841, 1840
radiocarbon-dated: 1560 ± 100 years, 1470 ± 50, 1440 ± 50, 1110 ± 75, 1100 ± 100, 970 AD ± 75, 600 AD ± 75, 1140 BC ± 150, 1450 BC ± 75, 3480 BC ± 150, 9520 BC ± 300
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Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano (Ryukyu Islands, Japan): two eruptions since the last update

Tuesday Apr 07, 2020 10:09 AM | BY: MARTIN

An explosion from Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano yesterday (image: @VolcanoYT/twitter)
An explosion from Kuchinoerabu-jima volcano yesterday (image: @VolcanoYT/twitter)
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) recorded two eruptions at Shindake crater on 5 and 6 April.
An ash plumes rose 2,952 ft (900 m) above the summit crater.
Additionaly recorded 32 volcano-tectonic earthquakes and 7 tremor events.
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions reached to a 1600-3200 tonnes/day.
The warning bulletin states that ballistic impacts of volcanic bombs and pyroclastic flows could affect an area of about 2 km distance from the main crater.
Source: Japan Meteorological Agency volcano activity update 7 April 2020
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